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Anatomy Vocab #6

Anatomy/Physiology Vocabulary Words #126-150

A wall of muscle separating the thoracic and abdominal cavities. It is present only in mammals. Diaphragm
The main part, or shaft, of a bone. Diaphysis
The period during the beat of the heart when the atrica and the ventricles fill with blood. Diastole
The movement of molecules of a substance from a region where it is in relatively high concentration to an area of lower concentration. Diffusion
A type of carbohydrate formed by the chemical union of two hexases. Disaccharide
The forcing of a bone out of its normal position in a joint. Dislocation
Toward the free end of an appendage. Distal
The member of a pair of contrasting characteristics which appears in the same phenotype. Dominant Characteristic
Reffering to the back of an animal; the side along which the backbone passes; sometimes called the posterior side. Dorsal
The outermost of the meninges. Dura mater.
Swelling caused by the collection of fluids in a tissue. Edema
A muscle, gland or other type of tissue that responds to a definite stimulus. Effector
Referring to any nerve or blood vessel that carries an impulse or blood away from the CNS or heart. Efferent
A record of the electric currents produced by a beating heart. Electrocardiogram
A record of the electric currents produced by the brain. Electroencephalogram
A negatively charged particle of an atom. Electron
The basic forms of matter. Elements
A substance used to assist in forming an emulsion. Emulsifying Agent
The suspension of an insoluble liquid in another liquid in the form of small droplets. Emulsion
The hard, outer layer of a tooth. Enamel
A gland lacking ducts and secreting directly into the blood stream. Endocrine Gland
A network of fine channels passing through the cytoplasm of a cell and connecting the plasma and nuclear membranes; ribosomes lie along the walls. Endoplasmic Reticulum
The ability to do work. Energy
A chemical compound which affects the rate of a chemical reaction. Enzyme
A commonly used biological stain that is bright red in color. Eosin
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